What have Danny Ocean, Jason Bourne, Dr Venkemen, Fred Flinstone, The Artist, Bob Balaban and that bloke from Downton Abbey got in common? They are The Monuments Men watch the UK trailer now!
The Monuments Men is the latest directorial effort from George Clooney delivering another film based on a true story with a big slice of style thrown in for good measure. The film is based on a American World War Two platoon that was created and sent into the Nazi Germany to ‘rescue’ valuable works of art from destruction. This group is no ordinary group but a platoon made up of museum directors, curators, and art historians who value, treasure the work their sent to rescue.
If we’re to go with any of Clooney’s previous films The Monuments Men won’t disappoint, great cast and a film that looks like a cross between Ocean’s Eleven with Saving Private Ryan (ironically with Ryan – Matt Damon in the cast) this should be an entertaining start to the new year!
The Monuments Men stars Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville. The film is set for a 9th January 2014 UK Release (USA 18th December).
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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything asthe Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than theM-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid thedestruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.